- The presidential candidate of the ruling APC, Bola Tinubu, suffered a gaffe in Akwa Ibom as he attacked his rival from the PDP, Atiku Abubakar
- Tinubu said when Atiku was made the “Senate president”, he sold the country’s assets and commonwealth
- However, Atiku never served as the President of the Senate; he was Nigeria’s vice president between 1999 and 2003
Uyo, Akwa Ibom state – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, has suffered yet another gaffe ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He suffered the gaffe while addressing the APC supporters at the party’s presidential campaign rally in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, on Monday, January 30.
Atiku was made Senate president, says Tinubu
Tinubu said Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate, was made the Senate president.
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Atiku who was Nigeria’s vice president between 1999 and 2007 never served as Senate president.
Tinubu was heard saying in a viral video on Twitter:
“Atiku, when we made him the Senate president…haba…you sell this, you sell that. Assets, our commonwealth, our patrimony. Everything that we have, you sell am.”
ibrah!m, @ibrahim_navy, said:
“Asides the blunder he made, who else noticed the statement itself is born out of godfatherism and dictatorship? “When we make am “ just like he claims he made Buhari president.”
Ayodele Akinlo, @AyoAkinlo, said:
“Ejoor! when was Atiku made Senate President?”
Justice, @Mrjusticenwosu, said:
“These are Shocking revelations from the great Jagaban, Jagaban has always been involved in the making of people.”
Ezeh Gabriel, @dr_ezeh, said:
“No. He meant other parties gave PDP the opportunity to produce the Senate President, and not that Atiku was made the Senate President.
“I am Obidient, though. Campaign without acrimony.”
‘Atiku was never Senate President,’ Phrank Shaibu replies Tinubu
Meanwhile, Atiku, the PDP presidential candidate, has declared that the constant gaffes of Tinubu are now an embarrassment to Nigeria.
The former vice president made the declaration in a statement by his special assistant on public communication, Phrank Shaibu on Monday, January 30. He lamented that what started as a comic relief is slowly becoming a tragedy.
Also, on his Twitter page, Shaibu said Tinubu’s gaffes are a threat to national security.